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Kinetic studies on the appearance of antigens of Chlamydia psittaci during its developmental cycle.

Authors
  • Ando, S
  • Suwa, T
  • Takashima, I
  • Hashimoto, N
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of veterinary medical science / the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1991
Volume
53
Issue
4
Pages
691–697
Identifiers
PMID: 1834211
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The kinetics of the antigen production of Chlamydia psittaci strains Izawa-1 and Pigeon-1041 (P-1041) was examined every 6 hr after infection up to 48 hr, by the indirect immunofluorescent antibody technique using monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). All three genus-specific antigenic determinants on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) appeared during the whole growth cycle. Antigenic determinants on proteins were, on the other hand, detected at various time periods from the early to the late stages of infection. However, a cross-reactive antigenic determinant on protein recognized by a MAb 3E9 was also detected during the whole growth cycle, similar to that on LPS. The time of appearance of common antigenic determinants on proteins of Izawa-1 and P-1041 was examined using cross-reactive MAbs, and it varied depending on heterologous and homologous MAbs. From the relationship between the detection of antigenic determinants and the morphological changes of chlamydial particles revealed by electron microscopy during the growth cycle, the antigenic determinants on proteins of Chlamydia psittaci were divided into two groups; one was specific to the elementary body and the other was coexisting in both the elementary body and the reticulate body.

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